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Entanglement as the fabric of space-time?

  1. Feb 6, 2015 #1
    1. A photon does not experience time, does a photon experience space? (between interactions?)

    2. When photon is bound between electron orbital levels it is "stuck" there and hence experiences time?
    When an electron jumps to a lower orbital it will emit a photon, this photon would then move at the speed of light and hence not experience time?

    3. What does it mean to say that entanglement forms the fabric of space-time?

    4. Before big-bang space-time is not believed to have existed, what existed then? Did something get converted from some other dimension to space-time dimension?

    5 What is the effect of curved space-time on entanglement?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
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  3. Feb 6, 2015 #2


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    The concept of a photon "experiencing" anything is meaningless.

    see above

    Probably means you've been reading pop-sci instead of science. This forum requires citations. Give a valid citation to that concept for further discussion.

    The Big Bang Theory is totally silent on what there was prior to one Plank Time. There are various other theories (bounce type mainly) that push the issue back but it's still always turtles all the way down.

    I'm not aware that there is any.
  4. Feb 6, 2015 #3


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    PHinds has pretty much said it all. The only thing I have to add is that OP might want to take a look at http://www.hawking.org.uk/the-beginning-of-time.html

    This thread is closed (and moved out of the quantum subforum)
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